January 23, 2019

ICTUR sent a letter to the Canadian government setting out its concerns with the government’s most recent back to work legislation against postal workers.



December 13, 2018

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The 2019 CALL/ACAMS Annual Conference takes place in Toronto, Ontario, May 30 - June 2, 2019.

The Conference will take place at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel in downtown Toronto.


This year's Conference will once again present a comprehensive, critical and timely review of legal issues of significance to all those who represent and provide legal counsel to trade unions. The Conference will feature many of the country's leading labour lawyers and academics, including practitioners who have argued many of the cases to be discussed. There will be a mixture of plenaries and workshops, with simultaneous interpretation in both French and English for all sessions (approval is being sought to accredit sessions for mandatory legal education credits).

Topics will include:

  • The Most Significant Labour Law Cases of the Past Year
  • Legalized Marijuana and the Workplace
  • Professional Discipline and Labour Law
  • Ethics – Civility; Complying with Production Orders; Dealing with the Self Represented
  • Truth and Reconciliation: A Nuts and Bolts Primer for Labour Lawyers and When Labour Law Meets Indigenous Rights
  • Freedom Not to Associate
  • #MeToo 2.0
  • Supreme and Appellate Court Update 

The Conference will take place at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel in downtown Toronto. There will of course be lots of exciting social activities, including a cocktail reception at Casa Loma, and an evening of dining and dancing at the top of one of Toronto’s chic new venues on King Street, with a large terrace with spectacular views of the city and lake. In addition, there are several optional events before the Conference, including a guided visit to the McMichael Gallery north of the city, a bicycle tour of the Toronto Islands, and a tour of Anishnawbe Health Toronto’s Gerrard Street location to learn more about Toronto’s Indigenous community health centre and their vital work in the community.

Please note that this year CALL is using an on-line reservation system, rather than a paper registration system. Childcare will be available at no charge. 

We look forward to seeing you there!


February 09, 2018

CALL/ACAMS is very pleased to express our sincerest congratulations to Diane MacDonald, general counsel for the B.C. Teachers’ Federation, and our long-time member, on her appointment as a Judge of the Supreme Court of British Columbia in Vancouver.

Well earned, Justice MacDonald has distinguished herself most recently by acting as co-counsel before the Supreme Court of Canada on the landmark section 2(d) Charter case regarding the duty to consult in good faith in British Columbia Teachers’ Federation v. British Columbia, 2016 SCC 49.  Among other notable work, Justice MacDonald also acted as co-counsel on a section 15 Charter case, arguing successfully for substantive equality for women claiming pregnancy and parental benefits, also before the Supreme Court of Canada in British Columbia Teachers' Federation v. British Columbia Public School Employers' Association, 2014 SCC 70.

We refer CALL/ACAMS members to the Supreme Court’s website for information that will soon be posted about the upcoming public welcoming ceremony for Justice MacDonald:

Additionally, CALL BC Region will be planning our Spring Event in honour of Justice MacDonald.  Details to follow.

June 15, 2017

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The 2018 CALL/ACAMS Annual Conference takes place in Victoria, British Columbia, May 24 - 27, 2018. 

The Conference is being held at the Victoria Convention Centre. There are three conference hotels: Fairmont Empress, Chateau Victoria Hotel and Suites, and Hotel Grand Pacific. The Fairmont Empress is attached to the Victoria Convention Centre. The Chateau Victoria and Hotel Grand Pacific are both within a 5-10 minute walk of the Conference Centre. 

1.  Chateau Victoria Hotel and Suites : Call 1-800-663-5891 and ask to book a room under the CALL room block

Update: The reserved blocks of rooms at the preferred rate at the Fairmont Empress Hotel and Hotel Grand Pacific are now sold out. 

We look forward to seeing you there!

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May 30, 2017

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